Occupy Oakland Camp Violently Raided

Occupy Oakland protester Aiyahnna Johnson is hauled away by police this morning. Image from sfgate.com

Early this morning hundreds of police officers raided the Occupy Oakland camp in front of City Hall, first removing the cooking equipment and then destroying the tents.

According to multiple sources the police threw tear gas into the camp, and also used rubber bullets on the protesters. One source says 30-40 protesters were arrested, and another source is saying that over a hundred protesters have been arrested.

From the Occupy Oakland Twitter feed:

More information, pictures, and videos will be posted as they become available.

Police use tear gas on the Occupy Oakland protesters. Image from http://jpdobrin.com/blog/2011/10/photography-of-police-dismantling-occupy-oakland/

Oakland Police surround the Occupy encampment early in the morning preparing to go in and disband the tent community at Frank Ogawa Plaza on Tuesday. Oct. 25, 2011. A couple tear gas bombs were exploded right before the police entered. (Jane Tyska/Staff)

Via SFGate.com:

At about 4:57 a.m., officers began making arrests and removing tents and makeshift shelters at the Occupy Oakland protest at Frank Ogawa Plaza near 14th Street and Broadway. By 5:05 a.m., the bulk of the arrests had been completed, and arrestees were led away in plastic handcuffs.